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|Lion King V.2: Simba's Pride|
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
Genres: Soundtracks, Children's Music
The Music You Loved in the Original the Lion King Continues with the Lion King 2: Simba's Pride. Feel Like Royalty When You Sing Along to the Seven Classic Songs that Continue to Tell the Epic Story! features Angelique Kid... more »
The Music You Loved in the Original the Lion King Continues with the Lion King 2: Simba's Pride. Feel Like Royalty When You Sing Along to the Seven Classic Songs that Continue to Tell the Epic Story! features Angelique Kidjo, Lebo M, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
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No King size ensemble, but the Lion's of Pride Rock deliver
Sam Atwell | Australia | 10/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a Soundtrack that is very well assembled. From the opening number, "He Lives in You", until the final number, "Love Will Find A Way".
The opening track would rival the original Lion King's opener in "Circle of Life". It is very well constructed and gives you shivers of how well it is sung.
On a high from the first track, the soundtrack only gets better with the utterly brilliant "We Are One." A perfectly crafted pop/ballad tune that has significant meaning in the movie. Simba and Nala sing it in a duet and their voices blend perfectly together in the sombre backing music. FANTASTIC!!! But, after 2 songs, you think can this album get any better? The answer is yes, yes it can get alot better, and i is about to.
Track 3 delivers the soundtracks finest moment in Rafiki's number, "Upendi". This is a fun, well lyriced song with a party/love feel to it. Upendi means love, and that's what the song is about. There is a Jamaican feel to it, which makes it my personal favourite on the album. Absolutely brilliant!!!!
Track 4 "One Of Us" is sung in the movie when Simba banishes Kovu from Pride Rock. It is a song about shame, and is sung by many people who have one or two lines each. The voices blend perfectly together above a schitzophrenic sounding background music. This is great to, but not as good as the first 3. It is however, worthy of its place on the soundtrack.
"My Lullaby" is the only villian song in the movie and obviously on the album. It is an unusual sounding song, with Kira's awkward voice overshadowing an ordinary sounding background music. There is no real chorus and the song itself, feels scattered. This song is my least favourite on the album.
"Love Will Find Away" is track number 6, and is the final original song on the album. It is a ballad about love, with Nala and Kovu's voices blending well above a soft, sweet backing. The chorus and indeed the song, is a traditional ballad that sounds sweet. It is a good track.
The other 2 tracks (Track 7 & 8) round off the album. They are covers of "We Are One" and "Love Will Find Away", however, they have nothing on the originals, sung by the cast. they give a different aspect to the originals though, and they don't sound too bad. These two round off a terrific album.
However, there is a criticism. The album only contains 8 tracks, and even then, the final 2 tracks are tacked on the end as covers of 2 songs already included on the album. This is disappointing, surely they could have included another 1 or 2 songs not included in the movie, or perhaps include instrumental tracks. This is my only criticism, which I consider is a big one, which is why I'm giving it a 4."
Somewhat Lacking, But A few Songs Make It Happen
T. Callahan | South Euclid, Ohio United States | 07/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Score to 1998's Lion King DTV Somewhat unecessary sequel is, surprisingly, not that bad. The opening number "He Lives in You", borrowed from the stage show, certainly not a rousing showstopper ala the "Circle of Life", may be only suffecient enough, but it's made up for in such songs as "Upendi", a touching duet between farther and daughter harking back to the post Elephant Graveyard exchange between Mufasa and a young Simba in the original. "One of Us" is an important song in advancing the plot of the film, but rarely anything else, while "Love Will Find A Way" is somewhat of an improvement on the Classic, yet fairly undistinguished "Can You Fell The Love Tonight". The latter however, sounded much prettier! It's "My Lullaby" however, a delicious "Villans Planning Song", that makes the score all the more worthwhile. Just as "Be Prepared" did in the original, "Lullaby" does for SP, offering us a purely Evil song, with witty, clever, even daring, lyrics that can't help but put a smile on your face. What other childrens musical carries such lyrics as "The Sound of Simba's Dying Gasp/ His Daughter squealing In My Grasp/ His Lioness' Mournfull Cry/ That's My Lullaby". Great Stuff.
On the whole, somewhat lacking, but a few songs make it happen!"
Never grows old!
The Lady Ascendant | Maine | 03/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This soundtrack never grows old - I have it playing right now on repeat. This is a case where the sequel is just as good as the original - and the music is also! The fantastic songs "He Lives in You" and "One of Us" are on my top 20 songs list.
What a value - $6.25 for a magical piece of disney. How can anyone resist?